The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

by Kathryn Lasky, Kevin Hawkes

Hardcover(1st ed)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316515269
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/1994
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 347,628
Product dimensions: 8.87(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Lasky has written a variety of books for children, including fiction, picture books, and many nonfiction books. She is the author of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series and several titles in the Dear America series, and her book Sugaring Time was awarded a Newbery Honor in 1983. In 1986 she received the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Award for the body of her nonfiction work.

Kevin Hawkes has written and illustrated many books for young readers, including Library Lion and Then the Troll Heard a Squeak. In illustrating The Librarian Who Measured the Earth, he was inspired by the Greek landscape and light, as well as the challenge of bringing a subject like ancient history to life. Kevin lives with his wife and children in Southern Maine.

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Librarian Who Measured the Earth 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SJeanneM on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Great book for children in the 8-10 age range. Not so great for younger children. This book tells the story of the first person to write a complete geography book and how he figured out the measurements without the modern tools we have today. Great book that points out the good things about asking questions.
maryanntherese on LibraryThing 29 days ago
The story of Eratosthenes, the librarian of Alexandria who accurately measured the circumferrence of the earth in the third century BC. This is a very short story which can be read in one sitting.
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Lasky tries to oversimplify the mathematics and manages to munge the explanation. My 9 year old can see that the earth would have to curl around the sun in order for the sun's rays to shine straight down every hole. It might take another page or two, but really, if you're going to explain the mathematics, do it right or not at all.